Lahainaluna High SchoolOther Sponsors
Lahainaluna High School won the 2nd Maui Mikoshi Design Contest in 2005. They will carry Daijayama at the Grand Parade.
Miss Kona Coffee / Kona Coffee FestivalOther Sponsors
The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, Hawaii’s oldest food festival is happy to participate in the Honolulu Festival. Tehran Slade, Miss Aloha Hawaii 2018 and Tatiana Macomber, Miss Kona Coffee 2018 look forward to saying “Aloha”
The 69th Narcissus Queen and Court, Chinese Chamber of Commerce of HawaiiOther Sponsors
The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii proudly presents the 69th Narcissus Queen and Court. The 2018 Narcissus Queen Jami Zhong was officially crowned by the honorable David Ige, Governor of the State of Hawaii on February 3, 2018 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The Narcissus Queen and her Court represent the Hawaii Chinese Community as goodwill ambassadors in Hawaii, States, and on the goodwill tour to China.
Kupuna IslandersMusic Performance
Kupuna Islanders is a Ukulele circle run by Hawaii Senior Life Enrichment Association. The group consists of local and also visitors from Japan. The instructor is Jody Kamisato who has been leading this senior group since 2008. The band members get together once a week in Waikiki and enjoy practicing Hawaiian songs & other ukulele tunes.
Hawaii United Okinawa AssociationOther Sponsors
The Hawaii United Okinawa Association is proud to represent 50 clubs whose combined members exceed 40,000 members. This marching unit will include banner holders representing each club along with drummers and music.
65th Cherry Blossom Festival CourtOther Sponsors
The Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the longest, continually-running ethnic festivals in Hawaii. The purpose of the festival is to perpetuation the Japanese culture and to enrich the lives of young women of Japanese ancestry. Queen Contestants are given the opportunity to learn about their Japanese heritage, improve their poise and public speaking and develop leadership skills through numerous cultural and training classes.
Honolulu DaijayamaOther Sponsors
Hawaii and Omuta in Fukuoka has had a goodwill relationship for many years. Thus, Omuta’s famous summer matsuri “Omuta Daijayama” that has been featured in past parades of the Honolulu Festival was changed to “Honolulu Daijayama” in 2008. Honolulu Daijayama will once again participate in the Honolulu Festival’s parade down Kalakaua Avenue this year. The intensity of their performance, the bells ringing loudly, the fire gushing out, smoke spreading throughout the parade route, is an unforgettable sight for spectators seeing the Daijayama for the very first time. The Honolulu Festival has inherited the mikoshi that is used for Honolulu Daijayama from the city of Omuta. It was the Omuta people’s […]
Hawaii Taiwanese Center / Lucoral MuseumCraft/Demonstration
“Parade: 1) Taiwanese puppets that were a gift from the city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan to the City of Honolulu. These puppets chase away evil spirits and brings happiness, health and good wishes to the Hawaii community; 2) Traditional puppet show and clothing from Taiwan; 3) Naluwa Dance Group from Mandarin Academy Booth: DIY arts & crafts and jewelry related to shared Taiwanese and Hawaiian culture”
Chinagu Eisa HawaiiDance/Performance
Chinagu Eisa Hawaii is a contemporary Okinawan eisa drumming group whose purpose is to promote and perpetuate the Okinawan culture to younger generations and the local community. We are a very multi-generational group where members range from ages 4 to over 80 years old. Collaborating with sister group in Okinawa, Chinagu Eisa has performed in various locations in the U.S. as well as Okinawa.
Hawaii Gagaku SocietyMusic Performance
The Hawai‘i Gagaku Society was founded in 1968 by Reverend Masatoshi Shamoto and his first generation of students in Hawai‘i. It is a community-based group, with University of Hawai’i ties, that meets weekly to study and practice this ancient music. The group has performed on numerous occasions in Hawai‘i including ceremonies at shrines and temples, ceremonies at the Japanese consulate, the annual Tōrō Nagashi festival at the Ala Wai canal, as well as moonviewing concerts about once a year at the University of Hawai‘i.